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Australia Sydney is hammered by a rain bomb after wild storms in Queensland

02:15  29 october  2020
02:15  29 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Wild conditions comes after a month's rain and tennis ball-sized hailstones were dumped in Queensland . Sydney has been hit by a huge rain bomb as wild storms continue to bear down on the east coast of Australia, while tennis ball-sized hailstones and flash-flooding have hit Queensland .

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Sydney has been hammered by a huge rain bomb as wild storms continue to bear down on the east coast of Australia, while tennis ball-sized hailstones and flash-flooding have hit Queensland.

The Harbour City woke to the deluge on Thursday morning, with up to 35mm of rain expected to fall by the afternoon.

Emergency services are urging people to avoid floodwaters as parts of New South Wales brace for wild weather including thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds.

The wild conditions come after south-east Queensland was battered by severe thunderstorms, which caused tennis ball-sized hailstones.

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Melbourne is hammered by hail and flooding as Sydney braces for torrential rain of its own - sparking commuter chaos. Storms will hit NSW on Tuesday afternoon and stretch into the evening. They could occur anywhere from the Victorian border to Queensland .

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Rain is expected to develop or return to a number of regions in coming days, including Sydney and the Central Coast.

'Most of the state is going to be expecting some thunderstorm activity - the exception to that is through the southern half of the coast,' BOM meteorologist Gabrielle Woodhouse said.

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'As we move into Friday we'll see another system that's going to enter the west of the state - and that's going to bring renewed thunderstorm activity, particularly across the southern inland on Friday and then across much of the state on Saturday.

'But once we get into the new week, we'll start to see those showers and storms easing up, particularly over inland areas where we're looking at dry conditions.'

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Orange, Tamworth, Moree and Dubbo.

'Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area,' it said of Thursday's conditions.

The NSW State Emergency Service is warning residents not to drive, walk or ride through floodwater in the event of flash flooding, as it can contain chemicals, garbage and sewage.

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'Floodwater can wash out roads that once lay underneath and just 15cm of water can start to float a small car,' an SES spokesman said.

Hail fell in Tamworth on Wednesday, with locals sharing pictures and videos of the drops of frozen water covering their gardens.

The severe thunderstorms swept over Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and the Gympie area on Wednesday afternoon before heading out to sea.

But residents were largely spared from the destructive winds, hail, torrential rain and life-threatening flash flooding the Bureau of Meteorology warned was likely.

'Luckily it wasn't a repeat. It's all fast-moving today, that's what's saved us,' meteorologist Dean Narramore said.

'Yesterday [Tuesday] was quite slow-moving so it was allowed it to sit and rain for quite a while, whereas today [Wednesday] it was just a quick shot of rain and it was out again.'

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Despite this, some areas did cop a bucketing. Tiaro, north of the Sunshine Coast, recorded 51mm of rain in an hour.

'The impressive thing about that was 22mm of it fell in five minutes,' Mr Narramore said.

Energex reported that more than 7000 electricity users in the south-east of the state suffered an emergency outage.

Large storms also drenched areas around Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg with nearby Cedar Vale recording 65mm of rain in an hour.

'That's almost a month's worth of rain in an hour,' Mr Narramore said.

The storms come a day after torrential rain and tennis ball-sized hailstones bucketed down across the region.

Beachmere, near Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in an hour on Tuesday, while 70mm fell on on The Upper Lockyer, west of Brisbane.

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Flash flooding inundated some Brisbane areas at the height of the storms, causing traffic delays and one driver to be stranded on the roof of his car.

'It was the wettest October day for the city since 2010,' meteorologist Rosa Hoff said.

In Brisbane, drivers returned to their cars which were parked at garages and bus stops to learn they'd been flooded, while pictures show bins and random objects floating down main streets.

Several car accidents had been reported by 6.30pm on Tuesday, while trees were down and flash flooding blocked access to other main roads out of the state's capital.

a group of people riding on the back of a boat: The series of severe thunderstorms pushed west towards Warwick, Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley and Kilcoy earlier on Tuesday. Pictured: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services search flooded cars at Woolloongabba in Brisbane © Provided by Daily Mail The series of severe thunderstorms pushed west towards Warwick, Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley and Kilcoy earlier on Tuesday. Pictured: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services search flooded cars at Woolloongabba in Brisbane

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY:

THURS: Max 20, Showers.

FRI: Min 13, Max 21. Possible shower.

SAT: Min 18, Max 24. Rain. Possible storm.

SUN: Min 15, Max 23. Shower or two.

MELBOURNE:

THURS: Max 22. Sunny morning. Shower or two developing.

FRI: Min 12, Max 20. Shower or two.

SAT: Min 13, Max 20. Possible shower.

SUN: Min 12, Max 21. Partly cloudy.

ADELAIDE:

THURS: Max 21. Showers.

FRI: Min 12, Max 20. Showers easing.

SAT: Min 12, Max 21. Partly cloudy.

SUN: Min 11, Max 25. Sunny.

CANBERRA:

THURS: Max 19. Shower or two.

FRI: Min 7, Max 21. Shower or two.

SAT: Min 11, Max 17. Rain.

SUN: Min 10, Max 21. Shower or two.

BRISBANE:

THURS: Max 30, Shower or two. Possible storm.

FRI: Min 16, Max 31. Sunny.

SAT: Min 19, Max 31. Shower or two. Possible storm.

SUN: Min 18, Max 32. Mostly sunny.

PERTH:

THURS: Max 32. Sunny.

FRI: Min 19, Max 36. Partly cloudy.

SAT: Min 19, Max 26. Possible late shower.

SUN: Min 13, Max 21. Shower or two.

HOBART:

THURS: Max 17. Partly cloudy.

FRI: Min 8, Max 17. Partly cloudy.

SAT: Min 8, Max 19. Partly cloudy.

SUN: Min 10, Max 19. Partly cloudy.

DARWIN:

THURS: Max 34. Partly cloudy.

FRI: Min 26, Max 34. Possible shower or storm.

SAT: Min 26, Max 34. Mostly sunny.

SUN: Min 26, Max 35. Sunny.

SOURCE: Bureau of Meteorology

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